New Year, new look? Start with your skin!
The New Year means a fresh opportunity to give your skin care routine a much-needed update. Put your skin on the priority list in 2017 and try these easy-to-do skin care resolutions:
- Keep your body lotion close to the shower.
You know that moisturizing after a warm shower is a must, but sometimes you just forget. An easy fix: keep your body lotion where you can see it. Seeing it reminds you to apply when your skin is damp, which is within ten minutes of stepping out of the shower. When applied immediately after bathing, your lotion is able to trap some of the water that’s still on your body and use it to hydrate your skin.
- Wear sun protection daily.
Skin experts always advise wearing sunscreen daily. The challenge for many women is finding products that offer enough protection but doesn’t feel heavy or greasy. Consider using sun care products that protect you from the sun’s harmful rays that but don’t weigh your skin or make your makeup look off.
- Wash up after your workout.
It’s great that you have an active lifestyle, but don’t let your skin take a hit. Many are guilty of not washing immediately after a workout, resulting in acne, as well as back acne. If you can’t shower right away, wipe off sweat with a clean towel and change into a clean, dry shirt. When you get home, hop into the shower ASAP.
- Change the way you exfoliate.
By now you know how important it is to exfoliate regularly, but are you doing it correctly? If you’ve been vigorously massaging with a scrub, you need to rethink how you exfoliate. Make the switch to a gentle face scrub and use it to gently massage your face 1-2 times a week.
- Keep your hands off your face.
In other words: stop squeezing and poking at your pimples. Just touching your face with your fingers puts your skin in contact with pore-clogging oil and dirt. To treat acne properly, use an acne spot corrector gel <link to product> to calm the inflammation and prevent future marks.
- Stick to your skin care routine.
While skin care products can be powerful, they are not magical objects that give you glowing skin in an instant. Effective anti-aging night creams take 4 weeks to show visible results, so keep following your routine.
Sticking to these skin care resolutions is easier when you have a clear goal in mind. Remember that beautiful skin starts with healthy skin, and you’re good to go!